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The Brubeck Festival Explores Jazz And Civil Rights

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Many jazz musicians have never been afraid of speaking about issues of race or equality, both through the music and as a way to draw attention to problems in society.
A symposium at the University of the Pacific next week will take on the topic of jazz and civil rights. We’ll talk with Grammy-winning author, educator, music journalist, and concert producer Ashley Kahn and independent arts consultant/producer, writer and broadcaster Willard Jenkins about how the music was - and is -  perceived in the U.S. and overseas.
The symposium is part of the 2015 Brubeck Jazz Festival, which begins next week at the University of the Pacific in Stockton.

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